Conflicts of Law and Morality.
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1989.
- Clarendon Law Ser.
Clarendon Law Ser.
1 online resource (396 pages)
- Law -- Philosophy.
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- Powerful emotion and pursuit of self-interest have many times led people to break the law with the belief that they are doing so with sound moral reasons. This study is a comprehensive philosophical and legal analysis of the gray area in which the foundations of law and morality clash. In examining the extent of the obligations owed by citizens to their government, Greenawalt concentrates on the possible existence of a single source of obligation that reaches all citizens and all laws.
I. THE CONFLICTING CLAIMS OF LAW AND MORALITY
2. The Claims of Law
3. Moral Claims and Moral Appraisal
II. MORAL REASONS TO OBEY THE LAW
4. Legitimate Authority and the Duty to Obey
5. Promissory Obligation: The Theme of Social Contract
6. Utilitarianism: Consequential Reasons for Obedience
7. Fair Play
8. A Natural Duty to Obey: Benefit, Need, and Duty
III. THE LIMITS OF JUSTIFIABLE DISOBEDIENCE
9. Resolutions Among Competing Moral Grounds: The Absence of Clear Priorities
10. Nonviolent Disobedience: Reasons, Tactics, Justification
11. Violent Disobedience
IV. INSTITUTIONS OF AMELIORATION
12. Responses Within the Law to Moral Claims to Disobey
13. General Justification-Necessity
14. Conscientious Objection and Constitutional Interpretation
15. Techniques of Amelioration in the Criminal Process: Nonprosecution, Nullification, Sentencing, and Pardon
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- Print version: Greenawalt, Kent Conflicts of Law and Morality
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